Three-dimensional thermal analysis of a flip-chip mounted AlGaN/GaN HFET using confocal micro-Raman spectroscopy
Ji, Hangfeng Kuball, Martin Sarua, Andrei Das, Jo Ruythooren, Wouter Germain, Marianne Borghs, Gustaaf #
Ieee-inst electrical electronics engineers inc
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices vol:53 issue:10 pages:2658-2661
The authors demonstrate the potential-of confocal micro-Raman spectroscopy to enable three-dimensional (3-D) thermal analysis of solid state devices. This is illustrated on a flip-chip mounted AlGaN/GaN heterostructure field-effect transistor. To better understand its heat dissipation and for device optimization, it is desirable to know temperature distribution not only in the active device area, but also in the bulk substrate. This cannot be achieved using traditional thermal imaging techniques. 3-D thermal imaging was demonstrated by probing the temperature dependent Raman shift of phonons at different depths within the bulk substrate using confocal micro-Raman spectroscopy. The heatsinking through the metal bumps connecting the active device area to the flip-chip carrier is illustrated. Experimental temperature results are in reasonably good agreement with 3-D finite difference simulations.